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Investigation Begins into RCMP Shooting



The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is investigating the shooting of a male in Westphal by RCMP officers.


At approximately 8:00 this morning, Halifax District RCMP members responded to a weapons call in a home in Westphal involving a 24 year old male. The male suspect fled the home and entered a wooded area. While attempting to locate the male, a confrontation occurred resulting in officer's discharging their firearms.The suspect was found to be deceased at the scene.


As the investigation continues, SiRT is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to please contact them at 1-855-450-2010 with any information they may have. 


SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Felix Cacchione.


SIRT can independently launch an investigation or begin one after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia, or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public.


The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the results of the investigation within three months after it is finished.


Media Contact:


Felix Cacchione


902-424-8400 (o)

902-718-9707 (m)